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Agrochemicals

Fertilizers, Liming And Acidifying Agents, Soil Conditioners, Pesticides, Agrochemicals Used For Animal Husbandry

An agrochemical is any substance that humans use to help in the management of an agricultural ecosystem. Agrochemicals include: (1) fertilizers, (2) liming and acidifying agents, (3) soil conditioners, (4) pesticides, and (5) chemicals used in animal husbandry, such as antibiotics and hormones.

The use of agrochemicals is an increasingly prominent aspect of modern, industrial agriculture. The use of agrochemicals has been critically important in increasing the yield of agricultural crops. However, some uses of agrochemicals cause important environmental and ecological damages, which detract significantly from the benefits gained by the use of these materials.

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